Lee Meeting House

Canceled: Berkshire Beatlesque

Saturday, September 15 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Unforunately this event has been canceled due to a medical emergency.

Beatlesque is the brainchild of their John Lennon look alike and sound alike, Mick Valenti. Mick has played in, and toured with, several original bands and bands that also played many Beatle sounds throughout the world. Mick plays a Rickenbacker electric and six string and twelve string acoustic guitars all while faithfully reproducing John Lennon's vocals.

Legendary lead guitarist Jay Fruet, obviously knows his fret board and plays George Harrison leads about as close to the original as anyone can while singing backing vocals.

Jim Stankiewicz is not only playing many of the keyboard arrangements, but is singing harmonies too. Jim is also playing most of the percussion instruments and handclaps and he makes certain they are all precisely where they should be.

The Hofner bass guitar is the trademark bass guitar that Paul McCartney introduced to the world and still plays today. Like Paul, the multi-talented Andre LeBlanc plays a left-handed Hofner while singing Paul McCartney's songs. In addition to bass, Andre also plays the keyboards, lead guitar and singing lead and vocal harmonies too.

Playing six string and twelve string guitars and singing lead and harmony vocals is Cliff Ducharme. In addition, Cliff plays a right-handed Hofner bass guitar when needed.

Beatle drummer, Ringo Starr is left-handed but plays his drums right-handed which led to his unique drumming sound that is highly respected by drummers through the world. Ringo's style is often difficult to reproduce, however, Bob Balawender has worked diligently to try to do just that. Bob does this all while either singing harmony, doubling lead vocals, or just singing lead himself.

Collectively, the members of Beatlesque have played music to the general public for more than 300 years.

"There are plenty of Beatle tribute bands…None do what BEATLESQUE does, which is to present a note-for-note replication of what you hear on the albums…BEATLESQUE pulled it off in a way that made jaws drop hands clap, and feet dance."

Melissa Renzer, Planet Valenti

Berkshire Beatlesque

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